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. >> blackmailable position. that's the key. now the defense secretary leon panetta is speaking out on all of this. >> that's right. is he traveling with reporters to australia. right now and on that flight he issued the first statement about the scandal. he said, quote: first, obviously, it was a very sad situation to have a distinguished career like that end in this manner. and my heart, obviously, goes out to him and his family. but i think he took the right step and i think it's important you're director with the cia with all the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. panetta added as a former member of congress he thought that they needed to look into why the intelligence committees have not been given more oversight over these issues related to the cia right now. >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. thanks. some top members of congress are now saying investigators should have told them about the petraeus scandal and told them a long time ago. now they are demanding to know why the feds cut them out of the loop. that impor
panetta and clinton are holding bilateral meetings, they should hold opinion until the facts are known about general allen, the latest -- >> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold. as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> and though he praised allen, panetta said he felt it was important to refer the matter to the pentagon's inpeck tore general. the senior defense official tells nbc news that panetta didn't make this decision lightly. secretary clinton acknowledged she has talked to u.s. partners about the allen case but says it won't harm the war effort. >> general allen is a distinguished marine and commander who has been an important part of the nato isap mission in afghanistan. there's been a lot of conversation, as you might expect, bob, but no concern whatsoever being expressed to us because the mission has been set forth. it is being carried out. >>
it began. secretary panetta did not give orders for backup until 5 hours later. read more about this and the coverage of the story on fox news dot-com. she has been breaking news all along. will the new revelations help congress figure out who is to blame for the attack and the lack of response? joining us, two members of the house oversight committee. gentlemen, welcome to you both. >> thank you. good to be here. >> hanks. >> jamie: congressman kucinich, do you have any concerns about the fact that congress didn't know more about what was going on -- with respect to general petraeus, the fbi investigating the cia -- do you have any concerns about how that played out and that you didn't know more about it? >> well, frankly, there is a matter here between general petraeus and his wife. and the national security imp cages. i am more concerned about what happened in lib libya and what happened when petraeus was in charm of libya -- we have four people who died. >> absolutely. four dead americans. do you worry about his inability and the fact he won't show up at the hearings, and he
's exhausted, understandably so. leon panetta who come phaout commutes from washington to california he wants out. he's over 70 and wants to row tire. timothy geithner the treasury secretary wanted out a while ago and was pressed to say. i would think in the case of panetta and clinton that republicans will be unhappy to see them go because they are pretty popular up on capitol hill, a lot of respect for both of them. obviously hillary clinton with the libya situation there is some criticism there, generally speaking i think conservatives have been happy with a liberal democratic president having people like hillary clinton and panetta running national security. geithner not as popular with conservatives. and eric holder definitely because of fast and furious and other policies not as popular with conservatives. martha: it race raises the questions in all four of those spots, who do you think are some of the names that we might see tpulg those spots, chris? >> the most interesting one, i guess, is susan rice,s u.n. ambassador was considered one of the frontrunners to be the secretary of state
in some remarks, the secretary of defense, leon panetta, himself a former director of the cia, was speaking to reporters and he told -- and this is his first reaction to the whole scandal about general petraeus. he says, first, obviously, it was a very sad situation to have a distinguished career like that end in this manner and my heart obviously goes out to him and his family, but i think he took the right step and i think it's important whether you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. he says he doesn't know what the future will have there, but he does believe that they have to take a closer look at the coordination, the briefing of the house and senate intelligence committees in these kinds of investigations. do you want to make a final point? >> a little distancing going on by the obama administration. just very briefly, wolf. while general petraeus has gotten that sympathetic treatment, a woman not getting favorable treatment from the press is paula broadwell. >> she is a west poin
and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. ward will retire as a three-star general and repay the government $82,000. >>> a man who made an accusation against kevin clash, the voice of elmo on "sesame street" has now recanted his story. he says their sexual relationship was adult, their sexual relationship was adult and consensual, and clash says he is relieved. >>> well, this year's rockefeller christmas tree is on its way right now to washington, d.c., from new jersey. the 80-foot-tall survived hurricane sandy and the tree lighting ceremony will be held on november 28th. >>> here's your dish of scrambled politics. a week after he and mitt romney lost the election, he and paul ryan went back to work on capitol hill with no hard feelings. still, it came as a surprise. >> we thought we had a really good chance of winning. you know, the polling and data and all the people who watch this stuff, they
general david petraeus. >> tracie potts has more. >> overnight, leon panetta announced the general john allen is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 30,000 pages of females that were called potentially inappropriate between allen and jill kelley. she said she was harassed by anonymous e-mail, later traced back to paula broadwell. that uncovered an affair between paula broadwell and david petraeus. david petraeus resigned. >> to have that access, i took that privilege very seriously. >> he is still on the job for now. the fbi conducted a search of paula broadwell's home. >> she took a real issue with it and didn't realize the is would spark gay male strothis. >> there was no national security breach. >> lawmakers still want to hear from petraeus on the investigation into the deaths of benghazi, libya. the inspector general is investigating. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> some serious allegations against the baltimore city police officer. the officer is accused of assaulting a woman while on duty. kim dacey has the details. good morning. >> good morning. officer elliott simon
are learning defense secretary leon panetta said the military did not have armed aircraft near libya that could have helped. jennifer griferin joins us live from the pentagon. >> reporter: in just a few minutes the pentagon is finally going to brief reporters with its time line of what happened the night of the benghazi attack from the military's perspective. we have been asking for this time line for eight weeks. we'll be briefed off camera by a senior u.s. defense official. here is what we have been able to piece together on our own. the national command authority began moving assets shortly after 3:47 p.m. eastern when the first calm from the embassy to the state department was made. but none of those military assets were given permission to enter libyan air space. panetta said none of those military assets would have been in a position to help. they would not have been there in time. general carter ham was visiting washington and in the pentagon on 9/11 and went to the ops center and did all that was within his power to authorize. ham ordered a rescue unit to deploy from croatia on a modifi
the middle east coming up at 7:45. >>> and new this morning, defense secretary leon panetta has asked the joint chiefs of staff to review ethics training and to brain storm on ways to steer officers away from trouble. this due to a string of ethical lapses by senior military officers. meanwhile, fbi agent who helped start the whole investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation has now been identified as 47-year-old frederick humphreys. he first took a complaint from his friend, jill kelley, about threatening e-mails. that led to the discovery of extramarital affair between petraeus and hi biographer paula broadwell. >>> time is now 7:18. less than a week after c pat trees resigned, the -- petraeus, the cia is under scrutiny on how it handling the deadly attack in libya. we have more about the congressional hearings. allison? >> reporter: four house and senate committees are holding hearings about the assault in libya. most of them are classified but this one is open to the public, and the press. the house foreign affairs committee is investigating what happened on september 1
: it looks like ken that the president and leon panetta, secretary of defense today are backing general john allen, that gives you an indication that he's going to be okay right? >> i think so. i mean this thing is so weird i'm reserving adjustment, but it sure looks like that. >> cenk: i want to come back to jill kelley for a second. referred to as one of the kardashians of tampa. it goes to the issue of privilege. this is what happened when the press--she'll get paparazzi soon enough but the press at her door step. let's see c 10. >> the license plate on kelley's mercedes ben shows that she's an honor council for south korea. and she told dispatcher that she needed protection from the media because that have. >> because i'm honor council general oh so i have invite, they should not be able to cross the property. >> cenk: so, ken if i throw lavish parties for generals can i be a consul from south korea or whatever she was? >> with a special license plate perhaps. she has that honorary distinction, that's true, but it doesn't give her any privileges in terms of her house. it's so remarkable
, issues about sequestration. defense secretary leon panetta has been very vocal about the fears of the impact on the pentagon. he has been very involved in the negotiations. we talked to a professor from to us son state university. she said when people are invested in the negotiations they don't like to walk away. that is probably true of secretary panetta. here is what she told us. >> defense secretary leon panetta, he has fought hard against sequestration because he didn't want to see the type of cuts that sequestration called for the defense department. and he is going to see that through. >> keep in mind he has got probably the toughest commute of any cabinet secretary right now going from coast to coast to do his job. folks says he seems very committed to staying there until they figure out exactly how these cuts will affect the pentagon. jenna. jenna: it is a long commute for sure. thank you. >> reporter: you got it. >> there was a mandate in yesterday's results it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a n
secretary leon panetta told reporters do not jump to conclusions here. he says he still has confidence in general allen to command the u.s. forces and continue the fight in afghanistan. well, just in to us. earlier we were tell you it's expected that general petraeus, david petraeus would testify at some point before congress. well, four we have gotten definitive word. we now know that he will, indeed, testify before congress this friday, that is the plan, just in to fox news moments ago. well, as we reported earlier this hour, president obama today defended his plan to allow some the bush era tax cuts to expire for the wealthiest americans. they are all going to expire. and if someone doesn't want them to, the president has a veto pen. so really that's it. in a news conference, the president said he is still willing to compromise with republicans. >> i have been encouraged over the past week to hear republic after republic agree on the need for more revenue from the wealthiest measures as part of our arithmetic if we are going to be serious about reducing the deficit. >> shepard: reme
panetta will step down in a year and david petraeus will stay on as sigh soy director. >> gretchen: signs of heart trouble may be staring you in the face. people with baldwin creases near the earlobes and bumpos their eye lids are 57 percent greater risk for heart attack or heart disease. risks are the same for both men and women. >> brian: a murder suspect stealing a jet from a utah airport. he sped off and clipped the side with a left wing. >> steve: you need the wing. >> brian: i think so. you need two . he took his own life. he was suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend. the entire incident happened back in july. >> gretchen: little girl gets a scare of her life posing in front of a lionn enclosure posing in a french >> harris:. -- the girl utue is set to scary music and slow motion . she looks cute. >> brian: so is the lion. talk sports. chargers hit with a $20,000 fine. it is on your mind and a staff member refused to turn over the towel. the nfl said no rules were broken but banned subance on the team towels it used to have the stickum. and touching show of support for coach bigano
. secretary clinton has said she is going to go. secretary leon panetta is likely to go at some point although he may stay through the sequestration talks which would mean $55 billion to the pentagon. those are big cabinet members and they are likely to go which will take over some dominoes inside the administration as people move up to fill those. inside the west wing, he may have a new chief of staff. that would be his fourth that he has named. these are times when he can look at those working for him. only two cabinet members left in the first four years. he can begin to tailor his staff to what he wants to pursue. host: eric holder the attorney general has said he will stay on. guest: that is right. he has had a mixed record. he has had a mixed relationship with the white house. he would not be the easiest guy to ask to leave. if he wants to stay, i imagine he would probably stay. host: "the wall street journal" says this -- margaret talev, who replaces let's start with hillary clinton? guest: it is a great question. i think the conventional wisdom is right in that there are two candidates
of defense, do you see leon panetta staying? do we need a change? what do you think? >> well i think that's december national security team and it has been, and i would love to see them stay but i think we all know it is probably not in the cards. that secretary of state and secretary of defense at some point are going to depart. i certainly hope they keep general petraeus on board as a director. jamie: i know you worked closely with him. he has been there the shortest time. thank you so much, general. always good to see you. it is pretty frightening stuff. >> good to see you, jamie. jamie: take care. jon: a lot of threats out there. then there is this here at home. in the wake of superstorm sandy a number about health threats remain. keeping your water clean. the threat of carbon monoxide poisoning. serious problems. what storm victims need to know right now. >> i am very stressed out. i don't know what time, i don't know what day it is, what time it is, trying to feed my daughter. have no access to the outside world. i have no access to the computer, the tv. i don't know what's going on
panetta put out a statement about this statement, saying that while the matter is under investigation, and before the facts are determined, general allan will remain as commander. "his leadership has been instrumental in the significant progress that has been made in bringing greater security to the afghan people and making sure that afghanistan never becomes a safe haven again for terrorists. he is entitled to due process in this matter." that was the statement from leon panetta about general allan. also in the news, the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee said yesterday that she would put out a subpoena for the general's testimony, if need be. she said she would go as far as to order a vote on the floor of the senate if the administration does not cooperate. part of the hearings that the intelligence -- intelligence committee will be holding later this week. the house foreign affairs committee also has a hearing, although the intelligence proceeding hearings will be closed. this is a look at who is testifying this morning from "the washington times." "the following are s
a crimp in any plans to exit immediately. with leon panetta refusing to indicate whether he will leave or stay put, the president will have to fill the pentagon pose a top civilian job. we are looking at the future of the obama cabinet as well as other positions like the director of the cia. david joins us from wisconsin. we are talking about the national security team. caller: i am a veteran, 67 years old. i do not see a national security team. president obama is commander in chief. he sat there and watched four guys get killed on tv and not even an effort was made to rescue them. that is pretty disgusting. there was no national security. that is basically my opinion. host: what do you want to see happen now? caller: they should have an investigation and get to the bottom of it. why all the lies. host: is that congress's role? should they have an outside body? caller: it is congress's role as long as they have a bipartisan committee. it is interesting that a lot of the politicians are retiring and leaving. i think congress should set up a committee to check it out. host: from the asso
panetta and martin dempsey were only alerted after 50 minutes. special operations were not going to respond for five hours. >> gregg: honoring america's veterans. president obama laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldiers at arlington today. then sending this message to our military men and women and their families. >> we take care of our own. we take care of our verses. we take care of your families. not just by saluting i on one way dai, once a year, but by fighting you every day of every year. that is our obligation, a sacred obligation to all of you. >> gregg: national correspondent steve centanni with more. steve, what was unusual about today's commemoration? >> reporter: the vietnam memorial to mark the 30th anniversary of its dedication. the wall contains the numbers names of 58,000 americans killed in vietnam between 1958 and 1975. the name carved in the panels. ceremony, general a general was the main speaker. >> all of us who fought in vietnam came home changed, older than our years, tougher, more serious, no less vital but somehow less light-hearted. >> it mar
questions. there will be people in the intel committee that will not be able to ask secretary panetta, general ha*pl and others about the -- general hamm and others about the d.o.d. piece. the best thing for the senate to do, i think, is to have a bipartisan select committee where you combine the resources of all three of the committees who have jurisdiction over different pieces and create a professional approach to solving the problem. it will be run by our democratic colleagues because they're in charge of the body. it should be. there have been times in the past, iran-contra and other examples of where committees combine their resources to make sure that they full lip understand what was being said. if you stovepipe this and one committee goes one way and the other committee goes another way we're not going to get the complete picture of what happened in benghazi. that's what we're asking, is that the majority leader and minority leader create a select committee of the three kw-ts that have primary -- committees that have primary jurisdiction over each moving part so we can get to
clinton leon panetta and ken salazar. more bill after the break. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>oh really? >>tax cuts don't create jobs. the golden years as the conservatives call them, we had the highest tax rates, and the highest amount of growth, and the highest amount of jobs. those are facts. >>"if you ever raise taxes on the rich, you're going to destroy our economy." not true! >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: president obama is back in the white house. guess what. he's going to stay there for the next four years. hello, everybody. still with a big smile on our face and still celebrating this big victory from tuesday with all of you. we're coming to you live from our nation's capital. i expected the president to hold a news conference today. i was all ready to go down there but maybe we'll have to wait until tomorrow. we'll bring you the latest from every angle of the big victory obtuse. look at the house look at the senate. particularly
with a strong relationship with congress. if you look at who served in this job before, leon panetta and petraeus, one thing they have in common is that they both were very, very well regarded on capitol hill. their word was basically gold up there. and if they said something was happening or not happening, or that it would be resolved or gotten to the bottom of, members on both sides of the aisle pretty much took that for granted. so you'd want people that could fulfill that. former congresswoman harman would probably fit into that category, very well respected and a very well known voice on intelligence and military issues. i think the question would be whether she would want to come back from her job heading the woodrow wilson center so soon after she basically quit the congress. john brennan, the president's counterterrorism advisor, would be another choice that i think would probably be very easily confirmed on capitol hill. however, the problem is the president has really come to rely on brennan as his right hand man throughout his presidency on all the issues of counterterrori
. how important was this? well, the president and defense secretary panetta were very quickly informed last thursday morning when this happened. >> well, if they try it again, presumably barbara, u.s. military jets could scramble and they could get into some sort of dog fight if you will with those iranian jets. how realistic is a scenario like that? >> well, look. the pentagon is not looking for a shooting war with the iranians. top officials are very clear about this. but what were the iranians up to? are they trying to send a signal of more aggressiveness over those critical oil shipping lanes? the pentagon, the obama administration can only let the iranians go so far. if they try this again, that's really the key question. it might have been an unmanned drone, but how far do you really let the iranians go in such a critical economic area, wolf? >> all right, barbara. i know you'll stay on top of this. thank you. let's get back to politics. right now president obama certainly owes his re-election to an extremely well-organized campaign. you know all about the rallies. you know about
leon panetta, petraeus' predecessor at the cia, became the first administration official to speak about his resignation. >> i think he took the right step, and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that, you know, that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >> reporter: house and senate intelligence leaders were not notified until the day petraeus resigned. >> it is very puzzling, and i think it was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard, and since then it's been like peeling an onion every day. another peel comes off and you see a whole new dimension to this. >> reporter: all this severely complicates white house plans for what they hoped would be an orderly transition to a new national security team. they have been considering senator john kerry, who has long wanted to be secretary of state, for defense secretary. the white house has also lock wanted u.n. ambassador susan rice to success hillary clinton, but officials say congressional leaders are now warning them that the controversy
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